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Quick-acting mom saves 3 children, self from apartment blaze in Detroit

By Steve Neavling Muckraker Report As thick smoke and churning flames moved in on Sheresa Johnson and her three young children late Tuesday night, the 25-year-old mother had just one option to save her family and herself – a second-floor window on Detroit’s west side. Johnson whisked her children, ages 1 to 5, and tossed them from the window and into the hands of people on the front lawn. She jumped as flames began to devour the two-story brick building on the 1600 block of Glendale. They were among eight people, including a firefighter, who were injured in the...

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Minnesota man may get new trial after jurors admit they thought he must be guilty because he’s black.

A Minneapolis man may get a new trial after two jurors came forward and admitted that racism was a major reason why they chose to convict him. Local news station Fox 9 reports that two jurors are now saying that they were influenced by racist arguments made by another juror during deliberations when they decided to convict Michael Smith, who has been in jail for the past five years for illegally possession a firearm as a convicted felon. Smith was accused by police of illegally possessing a firearm just months after he was released after serving a ten-year prison sentence for a third-degree...

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